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International 2014 BMW X5 Launch

Last week BMW showed off the new third-generation BMW X5 to Canadian media in Vancouver for the International media launch just after it officially debuted at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. If you haven’t seen the pictures of the new X5 that were released earlier this year, we’ve included a set of official pictures from BMW in a gallery at the end of this post.

We first caught a glimpse of the new X5 still wearing a bit of camo cruising the streets of NYC during the New York Auto Show back in March, but we’ll start to see them on the streets soon. New for the first time will be a rear-wheel drive model dubbed the sDrive35i (Sideways Drive?) that will accompany the xDrive35i and xDrive50i all-wheel drive models. A xDrive35d diesel model will also be available but sadly the bad ass M50d tri-turbo diesel model will not be available in North America. It’s a brilliant move on BMW’s part to introduce a rear-wheel drive option really since no X5 owner actually takes their vehicle offroad. I imagine it may also help lower the fleet average fuel economy.

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive

The BMW Concept X5 eDrive from the Frankfurt Motor Show. An X5 with a turbocharged inline-four paired with a 75 horsepower electric motor capable of providing an electric only range of about 20 miles at up to 75 mph.

2014 BMW X5 (F15) Spotted Cruising NYC Streets

With production set to start this summer, it is a bit weird to still see BMW test drivers rolling around in the 2014 X5 clad in (less) camo on the streets of Manhattan unless of course it got lost on its way to the Jacob Javits Convention Center for the NY Auto Show. No announcements have been made by BMW regarding when the vehicle is set to debut but perhaps we’ll see it unveiled this week.

The 2014 BMW X5 is set to get a bit longer than the current model to make room for the smaller X1 and X3 (which also got porkier). Hopefully we’ll have some more details to share in the next few days. For now, enjoy the couple shots we got.

Another Angle After The Jump